Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 7th Jul 2010 16:58 UTC
Editorial Last month, I described how the computer industry encourages planned obsolescence in order to sell more product. This business model exacerbates the problem of computer disposal because it artificially shortens computer lifespans. This increases production and, ultimately, the numbers requiring disposal. One result is that e-waste -- electronics waste -- is one now one of our most pressing environmental challenges. Updated
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RE: Good Article & Freecycle
by OSNevvs on Wed 7th Jul 2010 18:45 UTC in reply to "Good Article & Freecycle"
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Freecycle is an excellent initiative. Every week there are people giving away computers in my city. All my friends know about this web site. I only use Freecycle for clothing and lots of computer parts now.

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